Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Rohan Sen

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  • Rohan Sen
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
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"Unforgettable experience with family!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Jammu and Kashmir is one of the best places to visit in India. Natural scenic beauty is awesome. Dal lake, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Sankaracharya temple, Mughal garden,Tulip garde, Shalimar garden and many beautiful places to visit. Riding Shikara in Dl lake and enjoying the scenic beauty is mesmerizing. Also get apple and strawberries. Blankets, shawl, sweaters and other winter wears are of lower price than other places. Sightseeing is the main activity though. Really liked the experience.
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Malik Pathan

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"Nice & a beautiful place to go" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Jammu & Kashmir is one of the beautiful place in India anybody want to go in Kashmir they can go in may. There apple was so nice and big apple and so sweet, there's walnut is also nice. This is the most wonderful place in India. There are so many places to go in Kashmir hill station also there in Kashmir.
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Pawan Parmar

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  • Pawan Parmar
  • Lives in Patna
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  124 readers

"Best destination with best places" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Visited Heaven of the earth called Srinagar, near by places to visit Shankracharya temple, Charae sharif, Tulip garden, Botanical garden, Jyeshtha devi temple, Parimahal, Mugal garden, Shalimar garden, Nishad garden and Hari parwat or Hari singh fort.
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Mohit Kumar

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  • Mohit Kumar
  • Lives in Bhilai
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  135 readers

"A place filled with fun" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A nice place to visit, excellent sightseeing and lots of fun ;-) You can also go Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and many place to visit. At last never forget Dal lake if you go to Srinagar, it is the best place to visit.
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Devashish Sisodia

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  • Devashish Sisodia
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  •  2 helpful votes
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"Heaven on Earth" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a very beautiful place, every season gives a different look to this place. Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden, Dargah, Dal Lake Shikara Ride, Shankaracharya Temple are the places of interest. Best dishes- Shawarma, Gustaba- try Mughal Darbar. Sightseeing is the main activity.

Advice- Take warm clothes and stay safe.
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Karan Krj

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  • Karan Krj
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  •  38 readers

"Nice place for a group visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Experience was excellent. Weather was awe some. Nice place to watch out especially shalimar garden and chashme shahi. It's beauty is its surrounding. Dal lake is also very good to stay in houseboats. Milliatry was everywhere. Time flies when you see the beauty and of course don't forget the mughlai food. There is some problem of parking but that's not a big problem.
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Ahsaan Haq

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  • Ahsaan Haq
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  441 readers

"Best trip to go, Srinagar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I really loved this place with so nice people and such a charming atmosphere. Those evening nights on banks of Dal lake I will never forget them, Nishat, Shalimar and Mughal gardens that beauty, that charm I will never forget in my life. Overall I will say, it is very best place to visit. I will always remember the days I spent there.
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Sadhasivam Chinnasamy

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"Pleasant journey by car from Jammu to Srinagar"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Originally We started our Journey from New Delhi and before reaching Srinagar, we visited Amritsar, Waha Border, Vaishnowdevi Temple. After two days travelling we reached Srinagar at around 12 Midnight. No one was in the road. Ultimately we reached our Hotel with the help of Army persons. We stayed from 6 days and visited Gulmarg, Bahalham, Sonamarg (Zero Point on the way to Kargil). We enjoyed a lot during this trip. Except Food, every thing was good, because we are Pure vegetation, we find it very difficult to get food. Boating, sight seeing are best in my lifetime, which I have never seen in, my lifetime.
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Krushang Patel

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  • Krushang Patel
  • Lives in Surat
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"Nice & awesome place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was nice and awesome place. We enjoyed lot of fun at Srinagar. It was cool place. We enjoy about 2 week. I request to all to once at Srinagar lot of fun at Srinagar.
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Darshana Deshmukh

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  • Darshana Deshmukh
  • Lives in Jalgaon
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"Dream World, Srinagar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I feel in houseboat just like a dream. Here, whole night, we were in water, dinner, breakfast, drinking, sleeping, enjoying in water area. It was first time in my life so its dream world for us. Sheekara ride also very nice, in evening we were feeling too cool, snatching picture in Kashmiri costumes, it was also very excited.
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